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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball
    My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal. Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
  • Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

    Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach
    Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts...
  • In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine

    In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine
    "Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg." Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain
    With the dearth of new fine-dining restaurants opening these days, we are always looking for interesting, small neighborhood spots to review. One is Il Farro on the Balboa Peninsula, just a few steps from the pier. Chef Domenico Maurici has been in...
  • Retail Therapy: Yogurt Day freebies; free SAT practice session

    Brain free(ze): Local frozen yogurt chains are honoring National Frozen Yogurt Day on Thursday with a variety of freebie promotions. Enjoy for free 6 ounces of Menchie's frozen yogurt and toppings when you "Like" Menchie's on Facebook and print the coupon...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive has opened in Fashion Island in a freestanding building just across from the Red O. The building is surrounded by fig and olive trees, and the motif is carried out in the decor. This is one gorgeous restaurant. It welcomes diners with...
  • Retail Therapy: Furniture bargains, pickup only

    Closing time: The Jennifer Convertibles store in The Market Place, 2866 El Camino Real, Tustin, will shut its doors after this weekend. Samples are being sold for up to 70% off retail price, including complete bedroom sets, sofas, chairs and ottomans....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside
    Fireside Tavern is the latest venture from one of my favorite chefs, Scott Brandon, recently of the Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar. He is currently serving his gourmet pub food in the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County on Bristol Street, just...
  • German food with an accent at Old World

    German food with an accent at Old World
    According to the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of Vojo Brasnovic, the new general manager of Old World German Restaurant, it was his mother who prompted the necessity. The Croatia native, who joined the restaurant in...
  • Retail Therapy: Ruby's expands, offers freebies

    Sweet surprise: Ruby's Diner Inc. will begin offering Santa Cruz ice cream favorite Marianne's at its Southern California locations, beginning with a rollout at its Laguna Beach diner. Pop by from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday or 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at 30622 S....
  • Mailbag: We need leaders who will fight for environment

    A disheartening blow was delivered by four Huntington Beach councilmen who voted against the polystyrene ban on Jan. 21. It seems they had already made up their minds before the City Council meeting. Unfortunately, they would not be swayed by the...
  • Retail Therapy: It's a wrap at South Coast

    Wrap it up: The Container Store at Metro Pointe at South Coast is hosting gift wrap and bow demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Learn new techniques and have the chance to win a $20 gift card for attending. In...